If you are interested in working with me or have any questions feel free to shoot me an email anytime
Although I am happy with my full-time position, I do actively seek and accept various freelance gigs

* Unfortunately I do not work for free ;-)
* If you are looking for an illustration for your company please provide links to your business in the email
*If you are inquiring about a children's book, please have your manuscript complete and ready to send when you reach out. Thanks!

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I may be living in Chicago, but my heart lives in Arizona! In the picture above you can see me doing my favorite childhood activity - playing in the dirt! I grew up in the countryside, and later moved to Sarasota, FL after high school. In Florida I attended the Ringling College of Art & Design, where I received my BFA in Illustration. While in college I worked on my first published children's book and worked as an art teacher during my time there. My 4 years at Ringling were some of my best!

Two weeks after graduation I moved out to Chicago to work as a product designer with the Bradford Exchange. I work with many licenses such as Disney, Betty Boop, NFL, MLB and Thomas Kinkade to name a few. Along with my full-time I am an active freelance illustrator. Some of my recent clients have been with Birthday Express.com and Warner Music Co.

On my spare time, you can find me at the Lincoln Park Zoo on Chicago's lakefront, sketching animals and running away from squirrels. I am an animal lover 100%, and it reflects in my artwork. I am a huge fan of live music and concerts, I fully support new and emerging music artists.


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